The cost of a Basic Classroom Blocks Set from Kaplan Early Learning Center is $349, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
Creative play is a major component in an Early Childhood Classroom. Children at this early age need to develop in all areas so that they have the necessary foundation on which to become the thinkers, speakers, readers and writers of tomorrow. The more opportunities that they are giving to help develop these skills, the sooner they will be able to build upon that foundation. Playing with blocks may seem like a simple and nonacademic activity, but quite the contrary, it is a very open ended activity that lends itself to many teaching and learning experiences. As they create buildings they are in constant communication with each other. They use not only oral communication skills, but also use their imagination as they plan their projects. They learn to cooperate and compromise as they accept each others ideas. We have a special needs child in our classroom and the children have learned to accept her and make accommodations in their play for her. They make up scenarios and stories to go along with their creations. Their creations can also be used to experiment with balance and measurement. At this time we do have sets of small blocks, but I would like to provide them with a full set of traditional wooden blocks, because they lend themselves to more imaginative play. It is my hope that someone will recognize the wealth of learning and teaching experiecnes that my students and I will have the opportunity to share as we use Blocks to Build Skills.
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